International Conference on Climate and Weather-Related Extremes - New Dimensions, challenges, and solutions (ICCWE2022) About the Conference
Extreme climate and weather events induce various extremes such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, and cyclones. The hazards associated with these events and the exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems develop into significant risks. Several scientific findings and reports warn that the frequency and intensity of the climate and weather-related extremes will magnify in the near future, given the concomitant changes in climate and socio-economic dynamics. The International Conference on “Climate and weather-related extremes - New dimensions, Challenges, and Solutions” shall gather 150+ leading scientists, faculty members, policymakers, field engineers, research scholars, and students under a common platform to interact and showcase various dimensions related to climate and weather-related extremes, particularly related to floods, droughts, heatwaves, and cyclones. About IIT Roorkee
IIT Roorkee erstwhile Thomason Engineering College, the first engineering institution of India is now one of the leading educational institutes in the country imparting quality technical education and overall development of the society. IIT Roorkee (earlier known as the University of Roorkee) is celebrating 175 years (1847-2022) of its rich educational heritage. The Roorkee College was established in 1847 AD as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was given the status of University by Act No. IX of 1948 of the United Province (Uttar Pradesh) in recognition of its performance and its potential and keeping in view the needs of post-independent India. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India. On the 21st of September 2001, the University was declared an institute of national importance, by the Government of India, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Thus, another jewel was added to the already glittering crown in the History of this Institute. About the organizing Department
To honor India's commitment to the Asian African Conference held in Bandung, Indonesia the Department of Water Resources Development and Management was established in 1955 as an Asian African Centre. The department offers multi-faceted application-based Postgraduate Degree programs in Water Resources Development and Irrigation Water Management which imparts training to in-service Engineers (Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical) and Agricultural Scientists. In recent times, the department has addressed the necessity of a collaborative approach towards research in the domain of extreme events like droughts, floods, cyclones, heatwaves. The department has so far trained over 2579 in-service engineers and agricultural scientists from 50 countries including India. The department has creditably undertaken numerous national and international sponsored research and consultancy projects on hydraulic & hydrological modeling, remote sensing & GIS-based studies for river basin geomorphology & flood-plain changes, stream bank protection & erosion control, flood estimation & management, hydro-power development, irrigation water management, river engineering including inland navigation, planning & design of hydraulic structures for water resources management. Besides regular post-graduation programs, the department has been conducting many short-term national and international training courses on different themes of water resources management for the capacity building of water resources professionals from India and abroad.